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By appealing the recall petition, county commissioners Jeremy Root, Cindy Garber and John Plowman are continuing to game the system. None of them has admitted any wrong nor have any shown any remorse for their illegal and unethical actions.

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A recent letter to the editor was headlined: “Left doesn’t hold Biden accountable like it did Trump” That letter reminded me of many other things for which the left does not hold Biden accountable.

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For several years, select Michigan motorists have enjoyed the benefits E15 when filling up their vehicles. The higher-ethanol blend of gasoline has provided a cost-effective and high-quality option that also helps support our local farmers, drives investment in rural communities and decrease…

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Saturday my wife and I took a leisurely ride to Culver’s for sundaes. I had forgotten that they discontinued two of my favorite toppings until they reminded me at the drive-thru. So I made do with something else. I decided when we got our desserts that I would ask to speak to a supervisor. A…

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The most interesting claim made in a Saturday letter was the contention that Almighty God sent Donald Trump as a Jesus-like savior whose political presence was designed to show Americans how our nation should be run. Really?

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I am the proud daughter of a World War II paratrooper. My father fought in Bastogne with the 101st Airborne all the way to Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

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The governor of Texas recently signed into law making it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after six weeks. In an attempt to enforce this law, the state has instituted the creation of a authoritarian model of enforcement, a mandate from the religious zealots, the purpose of which is to…

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In response to recent submissions to the opinion page that accused me and others of “divisive” and “hateful” rhetoric; you Nazis watched your fuhrer, the dear leader Donald Trump, attack women, all minority groups, LGBTQ and others both in his rhetoric and actions.

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The Shiawassee Family YMCA invites everyone to Try the Y week from Sept. 7-11. Annually, the Y opens its facility to prospective members to try everything that is offered from the cardio room to the group exercise classes.

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It’s refreshing to read about the Owosso City Council meeting engaging with the community and nonprofit leaders to focus on building up Owosso to be better than ever with its share of ARPA funds. The Owosso City Council is the light of day compared to the darkness of the Shiawassee County Bo…

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Democracies need to rethink how they approach the totalitarianism threat. The U.S., as in Europe, has a mixture of nationalism, racism and rationality of human beings that spark a desire for authoritarian politics and subvert their democracy to a dictator like Donald Trump.

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Some time ago, on this page, there was an article under the headline, “Here’s the truth, many can’t handle it,” which I feel compelled to disagree with.

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A recent letter writer had the unparalleled gall to attack me personally, without provocation or any legitimate reason. According to her she is proud to tell me to “shut up.” How unbelievably rude and disrespectful.

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to provide much needed funds to help states, counties, and local communities recover from the economic and health effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Our president is taking a world of heat for his bungling of our effort to leave Afghanistan, and well he should. Our intelligence agencies knew how unpopular the Afghan government was and that not many were likely to risk their lives for an useless oligarchy that cared nothing for them.

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Bill Domby recently wrote in a letter to the editor asking for a written apology from me on behalf of himself and veterans in this area because of my references to Donald Trump supporters as Nazis and terrorists.

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When evaluating the chaos of leaving Afghanistan’s civil war in the rightful hands of the Afghan people, let us consider several facts. First and foremost, the Trump administration agreed nearly two years ago to surrender our position while obtaining absolutely no concessions from Taliban ne…

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It never ceases to amaze me how easily rural Donald Trump supporters and those on the religious “right” (which to these folks means every other religion and religious interpretation are wrong), are rankled by views different than the homogeneous viewpoints they are immersed in. They can dish…

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In response to the hate-filled diatribes of Jeff Carmody’s recent letters to the editor, I and the other veterans in the circulation area of The Argus-Press take extreme exception to him calling those who support Donald Trump Nazis and Taliban. These ladies and gentlemen who stood in harm’s …

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As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket — particularly throughout the South — two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

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The American Nazi Trump Party (formerly the Republican Party) are more than happy to point fingers and misdirect focus on the debacle going on right now in Afghanistan. They are ignoring, of course, that former President Donald Trump is the one who negotiated the deal. In fact, he was respon…

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The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners has been soundly chastised by the community and has deflected, bowed, scraped and returned the COVID-19 money wrongfully taken.

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Shiawassee County Commissioner Jeremy Root thinks he is better than you. So much better, that he voted to pay himself and numerous other elected officials a $25,000 “COVID bonus” using taxpayer funds. In doing so, he violated the Open Meetings Act and the Michigan Constitution he swore to up…

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As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket (particularly throughout the South), two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

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A recent letter regarding the termination of an assistant prosecutor offers the possibility of the incident to be used constructively by opening a new doorway for what I would call a “redemptive accountability approach” to substance misuse and addiction. The best policies have the most varie…

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I have watched the news for several days now as the government of Afghanistan fell like a house of cards. It is frightening and extremely sad for those of us watching and those citizens living through the unraveling of the country.

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It’s refreshing to read about the Owosso City Council meeting engaging with the community and nonprofit leaders to focus on building up Owosso to be better than ever with its share of ARPA funds. The Owosso City Council is the light of day compared to the darkness of the Shiawassee County Bo…

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Democracies need to rethink how they approach the totalitarianism threat. The U.S., as in Europe, has a mixture of nationalism, racism and rationality of human beings that spark a desire for authoritarian politics and subvert their democracy to a dictator like Donald Trump.

Some time ago, on this page, there was an article under the headline, “Here’s the truth, many can’t handle it,” which I feel compelled to disagree with.

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A recent letter writer had the unparalleled gall to attack me personally, without provocation or any legitimate reason. According to her she is proud to tell me to “shut up.” How unbelievably rude and disrespectful.

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, to provide much needed funds to help states, counties, and local communities recover from the economic and health effects of the COVID 19 pandemic.

Our president is taking a world of heat for his bungling of our effort to leave Afghanistan, and well he should. Our intelligence agencies knew how unpopular the Afghan government was and that not many were likely to risk their lives for an useless oligarchy that cared nothing for them.

Bill Domby recently wrote in a letter to the editor asking for a written apology from me on behalf of himself and veterans in this area because of my references to Donald Trump supporters as Nazis and terrorists.

When evaluating the chaos of leaving Afghanistan’s civil war in the rightful hands of the Afghan people, let us consider several facts. First and foremost, the Trump administration agreed nearly two years ago to surrender our position while obtaining absolutely no concessions from Taliban ne…

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It never ceases to amaze me how easily rural Donald Trump supporters and those on the religious “right” (which to these folks means every other religion and religious interpretation are wrong), are rankled by views different than the homogeneous viewpoints they are immersed in. They can dish…

In response to the hate-filled diatribes of Jeff Carmody’s recent letters to the editor, I and the other veterans in the circulation area of The Argus-Press take extreme exception to him calling those who support Donald Trump Nazis and Taliban. These ladies and gentlemen who stood in harm’s …

As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket — particularly throughout the South — two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

The American Nazi Trump Party (formerly the Republican Party) are more than happy to point fingers and misdirect focus on the debacle going on right now in Afghanistan. They are ignoring, of course, that former President Donald Trump is the one who negotiated the deal. In fact, he was respon…

The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners has been soundly chastised by the community and has deflected, bowed, scraped and returned the COVID-19 money wrongfully taken.

Shiawassee County Commissioner Jeremy Root thinks he is better than you. So much better, that he voted to pay himself and numerous other elected officials a $25,000 “COVID bonus” using taxpayer funds. In doing so, he violated the Open Meetings Act and the Michigan Constitution he swore to up…

As children return to in-person classrooms and pediatric COVID-19 cases skyrocket (particularly throughout the South), two men continue to stand out as the most callous, least rational of their species: Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida.

A recent letter regarding the termination of an assistant prosecutor offers the possibility of the incident to be used constructively by opening a new doorway for what I would call a “redemptive accountability approach” to substance misuse and addiction. The best policies have the most varie…

I have watched the news for several days now as the government of Afghanistan fell like a house of cards. It is frightening and extremely sad for those of us watching and those citizens living through the unraveling of the country.

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County Coordinator Brian Boggs has only one reason why he is requesting his performance review be done next week: He sees the writing on the wall and he is setting up Shiawassee County for a lawsuit when he is ultimately fired.

I’ve heard enough about the commissioners and rightfully so but the writers of these letters always manage to bring Donald Trump into it.

As we all face the looming and likely life-threatening return of our children to in-person classrooms, there are two distinctively different kinds of parents, education professionals and politicians: the carefully cautious and the insanely maniacal.

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My wife and I were taking a walk down the Main Street in Corunna and we happened upon the newest business in the community. The name is Xpress-O Coffee Company.

The village of Bancroft apparently has no place in its community for homeless veterans. Denying a rezoning request for a veterans housing facility in order to keep the community “safe” from homeless veterans displays a complete absence of patriotism and gratitude for the enormous sacrifice m…

Every one of our Shiawassee County commissioners is Republican and yet Rep. John Moolenaar found a way, once again, to blame the Democrats, this time for the board’s lack of moral character.

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America — meaning American democracy, as opposed to the right-wing, Nazi, rural, redneck idea of America — is on the verge of collapse. And guess what? Half of the country doesn’t care.

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Apparently, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, your awareness and memory do not rise to the level of your party’s mascot: the majestic elephant.

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I was heartened to see a change in leadership occur at the special Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners meeting Sunday. Jeremy Root had resigned his chairman post earlier in the day. Four of the seven commissioners — Brandon Marks, Marlene Webster, Greg Brodeur and John Plowman attended …

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Call me the patron saint of “keeping it real.” The gutteral noises and mostly inane comments emanating from the anonymous crowd at Sunday’s county board meeting spoke volumes about who a large portion of Shiawassee County residents really are — even more so than the numerous eloquent speakers.

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There is a current ad on TV by an auto insurance company that states, “You only pay for what you need.” One can assume this implies the consumer purchases what amount of coverage they desire or what they can afford. I believe there is an important factor which should be considered in determi…

It’s important that we address some major problems in law enforcement. Strongly ingrained elements of racism, misogyny, homophobia, corruption, violence and incompetence plague our law enforcement apparatus.

I would hope every elected and non-elected official in Shiawassee County will be contacting the Shiawassee County commissioners to express their immense displeasure regarding the brouhaha they created July 15.

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There is nothing in the English language that can adequately describe the agony experienced by Capitol and Metropolitan police officers who defended all of us from the most violent, cruel and treacherous act ever committed by American citizens.

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What sad and embarrassing events that recently shined a spotlight on Shiawassee County in the local, state and national news.

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When I came to Shiawassee County 50 years ago in May 1971, three institutions seemed solid: General Motors, American democracy and Shiawassee County’s vibrant, free press.